If you have heard people talking about BJJ and you have been left feeling a little confused or maybe your son or daughter have told you they want to start but you have no idea what is, we have you covered.
BBJ is an acronym as you may have guessed which stands for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
BJJ is a ground fighting grappling based martial art that has taken the world by storm in the last 15 years with the number of practitioners booming across the globe. As the name suggests its origins lie in Brazil but you can find academies teaching BJJ almost everywhere.
BJJ is practiced either in a Gi which is the traditional uniform or in a rash guard and grappling shorts. There are some differences between the two styles but they are still the same martial art. There is also a form of BJJ that is referred to as Combat Jiu-Jitsu which has become increasingly popular in recent years.
The growth of BJJ has most often been attributed to the rise of Mixed Martial Arts and the success its fighters have found in promotions like the UFC. Although some find this connection a little daunting BJJ is not a dangerous or aggressive martial art and is suitable for all.
To find out more about BJJ check out my what is BJJ fact file.